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UA photography center appoints (another) new curator

Rebecca Senf, already a curator of a UA collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum, has been named the latest in a series of chief curators of the troubled Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. Her predecessor lasted less than two years, and the CCP's director also recently quit — the fifth in seven years.... Read more»1

Tucson's a stage for historic First Folio of Shakespeare

His plots, characters and turns of phrase are familiar to everyone. But many of Shakespeare's plays were not published during his lifetime, and might have been lost forever if not for a rare edition published in the years after his death. One of those historic volumes, a 1623 First Folio, is on display in Tucson.... Read more»1

Preview of 'Barrio Stories' showcases oral histories of Downtown

It's been nearly five decades since hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the historic heart of the Old Pueblo to make way for the Tucson Convention Center. Borderlands Theater's "Barrio Stories" will give voice to those long-flattened buildings and their former occupants.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson economy faces cracks as UA research funding dries up

Cuts in state funding for the UA and stagnant federal research budgets are going to cost the Tucson economy and cost it a lot. $600 million in lost revenue is like losing two-thirds of Davis Monthan Air Force Base or 80 percent of the Raytheon Missile Systems payroll. It's like losing six Ventana Medical Systems.... Read more»2

Annual El Rio health fair coming Saturday

West Side residents can get a free checkup Saturday, including screenings for osteoporosis, cholesterol, breathing, diabetes, high blood pressure, a hearing test, eye exam and other tests.... Read more»

After nation’s deepest higher ed cuts, Az advocates see glimmer of hope

Arizona cut higher education funding deeper than any other state last year, capping a five-year period in which the state led the nation with a 27.3 percent cut from its support for colleges, but the 2017 fiscal budget could see a modest increase.... Read more»1

Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways

Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as Navajo. At the University of Arizona, technology — including apps — is playing a role in passing along Navajo.... Read more»

Tucson corpsman named Southwest Reserve sailor of the year

Navy corpsman, diving medical technician and University of Arizona student Joseph Murphy has another line to add to his resumé: 2015 Navy Region Southwest Reserve sailor of the year.... Read more»

New route for MLK march begins at Tucson street renamed for civil-rights leader

A street renaming ceremony Monday morning will be the starting point of the annual Martin Luther King Day march, which will begin at the UA Tech Park on the South Side, and continue up Kino Parkway to 22nd Street and on to Reid Park.... Read more»

UA j-school head presses White House on freedom on information

The director of the UA School of Journalism, David Cuillier, said a delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government groups had a "good discussion" as they pushed the Obama administration on transparency at a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

Tucson's food culture garners UN award: 'Worldwide City of Gastronomy'

Tucson's food culture earned the city recognition from the United Nations on Friday as a Worldwide City of Gastronomy. Tucson, along with 46 other cities, was added to the Creative Cities Network.... Read more»

Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

The mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold. He is one of about 150 disabled troops that Wounded Warrior Outdoors has taken on a hunting expedition this year.... Read more»

Az universities plan to add 60,000 students by 2025

Expansion of student populations across Arizona’s three major universities is underway as the Arizona Board of Regents approved a new metrics goal for the year 2025.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats Soccer

No. 3 Stanford defeats Arizona 3-0 in round of 16

Stanford scored in the 18th minute and never looked back as they defeated the Arizona Wildcats 3-0.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats

Cats can do no wrong: Advance to 2nd-ever soccer Sweet 16

Hannah Wong’s brace earned Arizona their second all-time appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as they defeated No. 12 Santa Clara for the second time this season by a score of 2-1.... Read more»

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